The bridal gown often takes centerstage at any wedding. But underneath that ivory-colored frock is another fashion item that deserves just as much attention: the shoes. Despite the fact that bridal shoes are often concealed beneath the gown, there’s no denying that the perfect pair completes the entire look, and it even gives the bride an extra bounce in her step while walking down the aisle!
With that in mind, we wanted to put the spotlight on bridal shoes by asking a few stylish women about the exact pairs they wore on their big days. From bedazzled pumps, dainty heels, to leather boots, these steppers aren’t only stunning but have a sentimental story behind them, too. Check them out below:
1. Camille Co
"I wore Rene Caovilla on my wedding day and Maison Margiela for my welcome dinner. I wasn’t planning on buying two shoes but the Margiela pair had 'Marry Me' written on them and rings on the heels!"
Marry Me Heels, price unavailable, MAISON MARGIELA, maisonmargiela.com
2. Tricia Gosingtian
Tricia actually wrote about the day she received her shoes in the mail on her blog: “Elegant, feminine, minimalist. Slim 4-inch heels, self-tie ankle straps, and that wearable day-to-night element that’s hard to find among common bridal shoe options nowadays.”
Clarita 100 Leather Sandal, â‚±32,600, ALEXANDRE BIRMAN, alexandrebirman.com
“These are what dreams are made of. I can’t contain my happiness! Somehow, it worked to my advantage that I put off wedding shoe shopping until recently because I don’t think there’s any other pair that encapsulates my style better than this.”
3. Joyce Pring
“I wore my four-year-old trusty Zara boots on my wedding day! Wanted my wedding look to be true to who I am, and to also be super comfy.”
“Also, when I started hosting in Unang Hirit with Juancho, I would always wear this pair because they’re super comfy and it adds to my height (Juancho is 6’1”), so it also has sentimental value to our love story!”
4. Kryz Uy
These crystal-encrusted Aquazzura sandals matched the delicately embroidered crystals at the back of her Francis Libiran wedding gown.
Chateau 105 Sandals, $1295 (approximately P65,534.12), AQUAZZURA, shopbop.com
5. Sarah Lahbati
“I actually bought three shoes: one for the ceremony, one for the reception, then one extra pair for pre-wedding events or work events. I invested in three shoes because I realized I didn’t own any white shoes in general. They’re all very different."
Bobbie 100, around P49,581, JIMMY CHOO, jimmychoo.com
"For the civil wedding, I used the more modern one, which was my third option—the one for the pre-wedding events/work.”“Still looking forward to wearing the other two pairs when the time is right.”
6. Mica Javier
“Super comfy, but rustic elegant.”
Clarita Bow-embellished Suede Wedge Sandals, around P24,796, ALEXANDRE BIRMAN, modesens.com
7. Heart Evangelista
"Christian Louboutin heels with CH under for ChizHeart. It looks like it came out of a fairytale so I felt that would be very special."
8. Moira dela Torre
“I wore two. The cocktail and the pumps. Both gifted to me by my ninang.”
Follies Shimmery Cocktail Red Sole Pumps, P65,195, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, neimanmarcus.com
Follies Strass 100mm Mesh Red Sole Pumps, around P60,473, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, bergdorfgoodman.com
9. Isabelle Daza
“I wore printed D&G shoes. They matched my dress the night before!”
10. Dani Barretto
“I wore two! Custom made shoes from Jefferson Si, and one pair from Jimmy Choo.”
Romy 85 ORE floral lace pumps, P53,000, JIMMY CHOO, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing